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Golf at Sea Pines: Tee-Up
THE HISTORY OF SEA PINES is tied inexorably to its golf. It was, after all, the Heritage that first introduced Sea Pines to the world at large. Thanks in part to the climate, golf on Hilton Head Island is a year-round pursuit and, in Sea Pines, it comes in three distinctly different flavors.
The Ocean Course is steeped in
tradition as it winds golfers through
scenic ocean-front views. The first
course on the island, the Ocean
Course continues to challenge pros
and amateurs alike with its deep
bunkers and lagoons. Along with
the Sea Marsh Course, the Ocean
Course is one of two Certified
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary
The Sea Marsh Course takes duffers through Sea Pines- lush forests, weaving in and out of tidal marshes and dense oak trees. More forgiving than Sea Pines- other two courses, the Sea Marsh Course challenges golfers with its greens nonetheless.
The big name in Sea Pines golf has to be the Harbour Town Golf Links. Designed by Pete Dye in consultation with Jack Nicklaus, this picturesque course has hosted the Heritage every year since 1969. Charles Fraser saw the course as the perfect vehicle to promote his resort,and began planning for a tournament even before the course was finished. According to several who were involved with that first tournament, men were still laying carpet in the clubhouse on the first day of the Heritage.
Nearly every major golf publication
has sung Harbour Town Golf
Links- praises, and the course has repeatedly
Having world-class golf inside the resort helps make Sea Pines Resort truly unique.
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